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OpenNA: How to Build, Install, Secure & Optimize Apache 2.x

Dec 02, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gerhard Mourani)

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"Apache is the most widely used HTTP-server in the world today. It surpasses all free and commercial competitors on the market, and provides a myriad of features; more than the nearest opponent could give you on a UNIX variant. It is also the most used web server for a Linux system. A web server like Apache, in its simplest function, is software that displays and serves HTML pages hosted on a server to a client browser that understands the HTML code. Mixed with third party modules and programs, it can become powerful software, which will provide strong and useful services to a client browser.

"There are a lot of possibilities, variants and options for installing Apache. Therefore, in the following, we provide some step-by-step examples where you can see how to build Apache with other third-party modules and programs like mod_ssl, mod_perl, PHP4, SQL database, etc. Of course, the building of these programs is optional, and you are free to compile only what you want. In this chapter, we explain and cover some of the basic ways in which you can adjust the configuration to improve the server's performance.

"After a long period of time and development, the Apache group has finally produced a new generation of its web server. This new web server will become the de-facto standard in the web server world with all of its new features and improvement..."

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